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Governor Hogan Shows Promise but Earns Mixed Marks for Environmental Record

May 12th- On the final announced bill-signing day of the 2015 General Assembly Session, a new report gives the Hogan Administration mixed marks on a wide range of environmental priorities. Our 100 day assessment of Governor Hogan's environmental actions gives the Administration positive marks on such issues as phosphorus management tool regulations and environmental appointments, and negative marks for a power plant emissions law withdrawal and budget reductions for key agencies.

The report describes the Governor's policies on climate change and reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay as "unknown." The Governor has also not announced whether or not he will sign a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") moratorium bill. As the Governor's four-year term continues, we will release regular report cards assessing his Administration's environmental commitment and progress.

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Photo Contest!

Maryland LCV is looking for photos of Maryland families from all walks of life enjoying our natural environment. Enter our photo contest and share your family's story of how you enjoy Maryland's waters, mountains, farms, and forests. Here's a photo from a past year's contest, courtesy of Kathleen Stumpfel!

Kathleen_Stumpfel_kathleen.stumpfelgmail.com_potomac_river_webWe want to use these images in our publications and web sites to help us demonstrate not only the beauty and diversity of Maryland but also why it is so important to get involved in the fight to protect it.

Please submit your high resolution photos by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Sunday, May 31st, to be considered.

Grand Prize: If your photo is chosen, you will receive two tickets (a $400 value) to the Maryland League of Conservation Voters' Environmental Leadership Awards Event on October 29, 2015 - this is the must attend environmental political event of the year!!!

Runners Up: We will showcase a number of the runner up photos at the event, on social media, emails and our website.

All photos submitted will be the property of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the Maryland LCV Education Fund, for use in our publications and web sites. If a photo is used in one of our publications or on one of our websites the photographer will be given credit for the photo.

 

2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

fracking_rally_4.3.15As Annapolis cleans up the confetti after Sine Die, we celebrated several victories for smart environmental policy. Despite a new Administration and more than 60 new legislators, the 2015 Maryland General Assembly took several important actions to ensure Maryland is a healthy and prosperous place for families and communities, to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, and to promote clean energy.

Our legislators heard our voices loud and clear that Marylanders value the environment. During the three-month session, we organized more than 10,000 emails and almost 1,000 phone calls to legislators, urging the protection of our quality of life and our natural resources.

Download a copy of the 2015 Environmental Legislative Wrap-Up

 

 

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